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Old 27th September 2019, 02:30 PM
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NEW US/CA TITLE: Slaughterhouse-Five (Blu-ray)

Release date: December 3rd

Billy Pilgrim has come unstuck in time in this timeless adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut by acclaimed director George Roy Hill.

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BILLY PILGRIM LIVES – FROM TIME TO TIME TO TIME… Past, present and future collide in darkly satirical fashion in Slaughterhouse-Five! Based on Kurt Vonnegut’s classic 1969 novel, this tale of time travel and alien abduction emerged as part of a wave of more cerebral science-fiction films in the late 60s to early 70s, elevating the genre beyond the B-movie fare of previous decades. Upstate New York, 1968. Mild-mannered Billy Pilgrim (Michael Sacks, The Sugarland Express) finds himself “unstuck in time”. Traveling back and forth across the entire span of his existence, he experiences key events of his life in a random order, including his formative years, the firebombing of Dresden and finally, at some undefined point in the future, his surreal adventures on a distant planet. Praised by Vonnegut himself for its fidelity to his novel, Slaughterhouse-Five boasts assured direction by George Roy Hill (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid) and a memorable score by renowned concert pianist Glenn Gould. Now exclusively restored in 4K, Slaughterhouse-Five shines like never before, reinforcing its timeless appeal."


SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:
  • Brand new 4K restoration from the original camera negative, produced by Arrow Video exclusively for this release
  • High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray™ presentation
  • Original lossless mono audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • New audio commentary by author and critic Troy Howarth
  • New video appreciation with author and critic Kim Newman
  • Pilgrim’s Progress: Playing Slaughterhouse-Five, a new video interview with actor Perry King
  • Only on Earth: Presenting Slaughterhouse-Five, a new video interview with Rocky Lang, son of executive producer Jennings Lang, about the film’s distribution
  • Unstuck in Time: Documenting Slaughterhouse-Five, a new video interview with behind-the-scenes filmmaker/producer Robert Crawford, Jr.
  • Eternally Connected: Composing Slaughterhouse-Five, a new video interview with film music historian Daniel Schweiger
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Corey Brickley

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Old 27th September 2019, 02:35 PM
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NEW UK TITLE: The Vengeance Trilogy (Blu-ray)

Release date: December 9th

Take a lift down into Park Chan-wook’s visually stunning masterworks of revenge, presented in this new 4-disc collection with a massive array of extras.

"This collection presents Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Oldboy and Lady Vengeance, the lauded trilogy of revenge films directed by internationally acclaimed Korean director Park Chan-wook (The Handmaiden).

Sympathy for Mr Vengeance tells the harrowing tale of a young deaf-mute man, Ryu, who kidnaps a wealthy businessman’s daughter in an attempt to extort money to pay for his sister's kidney transplant. A terrible accident sets the child’s father on a fateful path of revenge. Oldboy tells the grisly story of Oh Dae-su, a normal man inexplicably imprisoned in a grim hotel room-like cell for 15 years, without knowing his captor or the reason for his incarceration. Eventually released, he searches for answers and retribution. Lady Vengeance tells of Lee Geum-ja, a model prisoner serving a sentence for a murder she did not commit, who plots a dastardly revenge against the real murderer when she gets out.

Park Chan-wook’s visually stunning masterworks of revenge are presented in this new collection with a massive array of extras, including the feature-length Oldboy making-of documentary Old Days."


SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

• Four-disc set featuring Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Oldboy, Lady Vengeance and the feature-length documentary Old Days

• Special edition packaging featuring newly commissioned artwork by Justin Erickson

DISC ONE - SYMPATHY FOR MR. VENGEANCE
• High Definition Blu-ray™ (1080p) presentation
• Original 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and 2.0 stereo
• English subtitles
• Audio commentary by director Park Chan-wook and filmmaker Ryoo Seung-wan
• Screaming for Vengeance, Kim Newman on the Vengeance Trilogy and the tradition of revenge films
• Extensive archival making-of featurettes, behind the scenes featurettes and cast and crew interviews
• Trailers
• Image gallery

DISC TWO - OLDBOY
• 4K restoration from the original camera negative supervised by director Park Chan-wook
• High Definition Blu-ray™ (1080p) presentation
• Original 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and 2.0 stereo
• Original Korean and English soundtracks
• Music and effects track
• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
• English subtitles for the Korean soundtrack
• Audio commentary with director Park Chan-wook
• Audio commentary with Park Chan-wook and cinematographer Jung Jung-hoon
• Audio commentary with Park Chan-wook, Choi Min-sik, Yoo Ji-tae and Kang Hye-jung
• Audio commentary with critic Jasper Sharp and writer Simon Ward
• Out of the Past, video appreciation by Asian film expert Tony Rayns
• Deleted scenes with optional director commentary
• Behind the scenes featurettes
• Extensive cast and crew interviews
• Trailers and teasers
• Image gallery

DISC THREE - OLD DAYS
• Old Days: An Oldboy Story, acclaimed feature-length 2016 documentary about Park Chan-wook’s masterpiece
• Autobiography of Oldboy, a three and-a-half-hour video diary of the making of Oldboy

DISC FOUR - LADY VENGEANCE
• High Definition Blu-ray™ (1080p) presentation of two versions of the film, the original theatrical version and the fade to black and white version
• Original 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and 2.0 stereo
• English subtitles
• Audio commentary by director Park Chan-wook, director of photography Jung Jung-hoon and art director Jo Hwa-seong
• Audio commentary by director Park Chan-wook and actress Lee Yeong-ae
• Audio commentary by academic Richard Peña
• Extensive archival making-of featurettes, behind the scenes featurettes, cast and crew interviews and alternate scenes
• Trailers
• Image gallery

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NEW UK TITLE: The Exorcist III (Blu-ray)

Release date: December 9th

Thoughtful theological themes are paired with scenes of sheer terror, in this true heir to William Peter Blatty and William Friedkin’s 1973 masterpiece.

"The true heir to William Peter Blatty and William Friedkin’s 1973 masterpiece, The Exorcist III is a hellish horror detective story that pairs thoughtful theological themes with scenes of sheer terror.

The personal vision of Blatty (the acclaimed author of The Exorcist), The Exorcist III is set 15 years after the events of the first film and sees Lieutenant Kinderman (George C. Scott, The Changeling) investigate a series of horrific murders that follow the modus operandi of the notorious Gemini Killer... who died several years earlier in the electric chair. After his friend Father Dyer (Ed Flanders) is murdered in his hospital bed, Kinderman’s investigations lead him to ‘Patient X’, a psychopath housed at the same hospital who claims to be the Gemini Killer, and who knows intimate crime scene details. Their encounter leads to a fiery climactic confrontation between the eternal forces of good and evil...

The Exorcist III boasts some of modern horror’s most unforgettable scares and exceptional supporting performances from Jason Miller (The Ninth Configuration) and Brad Dourif (Dune). Blatty’s film is presented here in both its original theatrical cut and the recently assembled ‘Legion’ director’s cut."




TWO-DISC LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS
• Two presentations of The Exorcist III: the theatrical cut and the ‘Legion’ director’s cut
• Original 2.0 stereo audio and optional 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
• Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Richard Wells
• Limited edition booklet with new writing on the film by Lee Gambin, archival articles and reviews

DISC ONE – THE THEATRICAL CUT
• 2K restoration of the theatrical cut of The Exorcist III, presented in High Definition
• New audio commentary by critics Alexandra Heller Nicholas and Josh Nelson
• Audio interview with writer/director William Peter Blatty
• Death, Be Not Proud: The Making of The Exorcist III, an in-depth 2016 documentary divided into five chapters:
- Chapter One: A “Wonderful” Time, an interview with producer Carter DeHaven and members of the supporting cast and production crew
- Chapter Two: Signs of the Gemini, an interview with actor Brad Dourif
- Chapter Three: The Devil in the Details, an interview with production designer Leslie Dilley and more
- Chapter Four: Music for a Padded Cell, an interview with composer Barry De Vorzon
- Chapter Five: All this Bleeding, interviews about the additional shoot and special effects
• The Exorcist III: Vintage Interviews, archival interviews with cast and crew members including William Peter Blatty, producer James Robinson, actors George C. Scott, Jason Miller, Grand L. Bush and Ed Flanders
• The Exorcist III: Vintage Featurette, making-of documentary with onset footage and interviews
• Deleted scenes, alternate takes and bloopers
• Image galleries
• Trailers and TV spots

DISC TWO – THE ‘LEGION’ DIRECTOR’S CUT

High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the ‘Legion’ director’s cut, assembled from the best available film and video elements

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I've read the book a couple of times and listened to the audiobook (superbly narrated by James Franco). For those who have read the book, is this film adaptation any good?

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Part of me wanted this to be a 'must buy' release, but it looks very similar to the Shout! Factory release from a few years ago, so it won't be the pre-order I was hoping for.
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I've read the book a couple of times and listened to the audiobook (superbly narrated by James Franco). For those who have read the book, is this film adaptation any good?



Part of me wanted this to be a 'must buy' release, but it looks very similar to the Shout! Factory release from a few years ago, so it won't be the pre-order I was hoping for.
Honestly the film is a 3 star affair. I don't really think it's easy to duplicate the way Vonnegut injects humour into the written word and the vibe of the book doesn't translate as it should. Having said that if you like the book which it seems you do then i think it's a must buy movie.

The Fabulous films release from 2017 is a mere £5.99 on Amazon. There aren't any extras but if it was me i'd go for that one. If you adore the film you could always pick up the Arrow release in an HMV offer a few months down the line rather than forking out £20.
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Honestly the film is a 3 star affair. I don't really think it's easy to duplicate the way Vonnegut injects humour into the written word and the vibe of the book doesn't translate as it should. Having said that if you like the book which it seems you do then i think it's a must buy movie.

The Fabulous films release from 2017 is a mere £5.99 on Amazon. There aren't any extras but if it was me i'd go for that one. If you adore the film you could always pick up the Arrow release in an HMV offer a few months down the line rather than forking out £20.
That seems like sound advice.
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Slaughterhouse-Five is a North American release only, you wont be picking it up in any HMV sales.
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Slaughterhouse-Five is a North American release only, you wont be picking it up in any HMV sales.
Yeah it did seem a bit odd when i looked at the Fabulous release and didn't see any listings for the Arrow one on Amazon.
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Anyone seen macabre visions the films of mario bava set in HMV or Fopp?

According to the Glasgow pratts it's 'discontinued' yet their website (HMV) has it in stock......
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Why release films that haven’t seen the light of day since the VHS days when you can put out mainstream films that line the shelves of Poundland

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Yeah WTF is going on with all the Hollywood mainstream shite?

Gems like THE PREY and THE CHILL FACTOR is the way to go!

FFS Arrow get a grip!

I already own Tarantino and Scorsese's films in one edition or another.

Won't be ****ing buying them again.....
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